Charles Allen Ingram , 74 of Sanford NC passed away at Duke University Medical Center after a brief illness.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church
Charlie was born on July 4, 1943 in Sanford NC to John Robert Ingram, Jr. and Margaret Rouzer Ingram.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary Lynn Isenhower Ingram , his sister
Mary Wain Ingram Ellison (Boyd) of Macon, Georgia, his brother Richard Clay Ingram of Sanford, NC.
and numerous nieces and nephews. Charlie was predeceased by his parents and his brother John
Robert Ingram lll and wife Brenda.
Charlie attended the Lee County NC public schools and graduated from Riverside Military
Academy, Gainsville, Ga. He attended St. Andrews College and Campbell College. He returned to his
hometown and joined his father and brother at Sanford Coca-Cola Bottling Company, founded by his grandfather in 1905.
Charlie was an active member of the Sanford community and continued the family tradition of giving
back to the community. He had a strong faith and was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church
where he served as a Deacon, Elder and in numerous other capacities. Charlie enjoyed his association
with the NC Soft Drink Association serving for a time as President of the Association. He was currently
serving as Chairman of the South Atlantic Canners, Bishopville SC and Chairman of Buffalo
Cemetery Commission. In retirement he pursued his love of fishing and spending time at the coast.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to:
First Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund 203 Hawkins Ave Sanford, NC 27330
Ingram Family YMCA 1907 KM Wicker Dr. Sanford, NC 27330
Thornwell Home for Children, JR Ingram Legacy Fund 302 South Broad St Clinton, SC 29325
The Temple Theater 120 Carthage St. Sanford, NC 27330